Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Paper Shelter 6th Birthday Blog Hop - "A Special Birthday Card"

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers as promised today we are celebrating The Paper Shelters 6th Birthday and we are going to do this by hosting a Blog Hop with both the A and B Design Teams taking part. I do hope you enjoy visiting all the girls to see what stunning cards they have to show you but dont forget to leave a comment on each stop along the way with a chance to win a free digi by doing so.
We are also hosting a two week Challenge so dont forget to also create a "Special Birthday Card" to take part in the Challenge and we are still giving a prize of $30 to the winner to spend on their website The Paper Shelter, the usual rules still apply that you must have used one of their products on your card but even if you don't they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice.


The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and to celebrate as you have already been told the theme is a  "A Special Birthday Card" which I know will be extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from our Challenge Blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.


For my card I have used this sweet "Art Nouveau Bloom" image and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card they used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used a circle die to cut her out and layered her up on a fancy larger one for the mount out of blue card.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of blue card the backing paper is also from the same design set as the image "Art Nouveau Bloom" and this will be found here, I then wrapped a blue silk ribbon around the middle and attached it to the back of the mount.
I then cut some leaf flourishes with a Cheery Lynn die and stuck them along the bottom and then placed my mounted image in the center. The sentiment is one from my stash thats been mounted onto another piece of blue card and then placed in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used blue pearls in the top two opposite corners.
From here you will need to hop on over to Anna's. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

ABC Challenges - "U is for Unconvential"

Good Morning Crafters can you believe its the start of December today where has this year gone? and its only just 3 weeks to go before the big day I hope you are starting to get your plans sorted for then we will be having a quiet one hubby and I with our pooch and not doubt wrapping up a present for her, she loves undoing the wrapping.
Anyway Im getting of the point here this fortnights theme is "U is for Unconvential" and we are lucky to be sponsored by Connie Fong.

And here is the Card I created for this Challenge.

This little chap is called "Joy to the World" and its from Connie Fong and you will find it here,  I printed it onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, after I cut it out with a rectangle Nestabilitie die and used a fancy one for the mount out of lilac card. The sentiment is from my stash and I stamped it onto white card then mounted it onto a snowflake die cut also in lilac.
The base card is 6.50"x 6.50" white card and the first mount is a piece of the same lilac card and on top of this I have placed a paper from the Creative Expressions Christmas paper pad, and the diecuts down the right edge is from Memory Box and this is also cut out of the same lilac card as the mounts.
I then placed my mounted image in the center with the sentiment at the bottom on the right side.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pop over to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope you to will want to take part in this "U is for Unconvential" Challenge.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Challenge #275 - The Paper Shelter - "A Christmas Card"

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, this weeks Challenge is our last normal one for this year as next week we shall be hosting a special Birthday Blog Hop with all the usual freebies and both Teams will be taking part so I hope you wont miss that one, anyway this weeks theme is about creating "A Christmas Card" and Im sure at the moment this is the type of card that you are busily making so I expect lots of entries for sure.
But before I show you my card I know that you will want to know who our sponsors are for this weeks Challenge and as usual they are The Paper Shelter themselves and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30. o spend on The Paper Shelter website


but this is providing you have used one of their products on your card and this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and you will find lots to choose from on their website and even if you dont use them they will still offer you 3 images of your own choice, so you really cannot loose can you? Please also remember you are allowed to enter three projects but one of these must carry one of our products please. 
And here is my Card for this theme.


This is called "The Gingerbread House" and you will find it here, I printed this ready made design four times then I decoupaged them to create the depth you can see. These were stuck on a red mount and then to a 6.50"x 6.50" white card.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and take part in this "A Christmas Card" Challenge, and dont forget our special Birthday event next week.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://useyourstuff.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Pink Gem Designs - Challenge #183 - "Snowman"

Good Morning Gemsters, can you believe its only weeks now before Christmas Day 4 to be exact and I do hope that you have all your cards made and ready to post I have, lefts hope Ive not forgotten anyway and on Monday the ones for overseas will be winging their way to their new homes.
Anyway this weeks theme over on Pink Gem Designs is "Snowmen" and I know that some of you will want to be able to get those last few little people cards done and this theme is ideal for that and the images that Janet Roberts creates for you and you will find them here.

Janet is such a very talented lady and Im sure you will find lots of images to choose from for your cards and this is the one I chose.


And this cute little chap is "Santa stop here Chilly" and you will find him here, I printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, I then cut him out with one of my rectangle Nestabilie Dies and a snowflake one for the mount out of blue card. The sentiment is one from my stash and was treated in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first layer of blue card the background paper is also from Pink Gem Designs and you will find it here I printed it onto a piece of white paper and placed it on top of the blue mount. I then put my mounted image towards the left and the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side I also used some glue that I ran around the edge of the card and them glittered it.
To finish of I have used a Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and created some snowflakes which have been glittered up and placed around the card. 
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to the "Pink Gem Challenge Blogspot" and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration. 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Challenge #273 - "More than 1 of Anything" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, well todays Challenge started out slightly different or I should say the theme was I realised when I set it we had already had one with more than 1 fold so I changed it to "More than 1 of Anything" so I do hope you manage to understand this, it could be images, papers or embellishments and Im sure that most of us do this anyway so we are leaving the choice up to you.
So this weeks Challenge is being sponsored by Veronica and she is still offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend on The Paper Shelter website


but this is providing you have used one of their products on your card and this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and you will find lots to choose from on their website and even if you dont use them they will still offer you 3 images of your own choice, so you really cannot loose can you? Please also remember you are allowed to enter three projects but one of these must carry one of our products please. 
And here is the Card I created I hope you enjoy it




As you can see I have used two images and of course we also have two folds to. This first image is "Hippie Chic" and you will find her here, and the second image is "Hippie Van" and this also you will find here. I printed both onto white card and then used my copic pens to colour them, after wards I cut them out and mounted them onto a piece of blue card.
The base card is 6.50" x 6.50" white card which has been folded as shown in the photo, and the papers are from my stash that a white background with shades of blue clouds on them, I also created a insert in the same papers to.
I placed the van on one side and the girl on the other, underneath I stamped a sentiment and to finish of I have used two hippie flowers and stuck them in the bottom left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope that you also will take part in this "More than 1 of Anything" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://desiref.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cmdchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

ABC Challenges - "T is for Three"

Good Morning Crafters over on ABC Challenges we have reached the letter "T" and for this one we want three items on your card please I have used 3 diecuts on mine, and we are being sponsored by Marianne Designs


And for my Card I have used this cute image from Marianne Designs


I stamped it onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I used a Marianne Die to cut it out and then inked it through the holes on the die I also used some glitter on the snow at the bottom of the stamped image. The sentiment is one from my stash thats been also stamped on another piece of white card and then layered it up on a piece of blue card.
The base card is 6.50" x 6.50" white card with a first mount our of blue card and the paper is from a Creative Expressions paper pad, I have used one of the backing papers, on top of this I have used two die cut corners and placed them as shown in the photo down the left side and in the top right hand corner. The third die cut is the one used for the image so I placed this in the center of my card with the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
Now that you seen my card I do hope you will pay a visit to the ABC Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://sparklensprinklecreativechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Challenge #271 - "A Card for a Child" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Paper Shelter Followers, I have been so busy over the last few days getting all these posts scheduled to appear so close together, its amazing that for a change they all come out almost in one week. Anyway todays Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is all about creating "A Card for a Child" and Im sure all of us are creating some sort of card for either our children or grandchildren or other family member or friend that I hope its a easy one for you to find something to inspire you.
So this weeks Challenge is being sponsored by Veronica and she is still offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend on The Paper Shelter website


but this is providing you have used one of their products on your card and this could be a Image, Paper or Printable and you will find lots to choose from on their website and even if you dont use them they will still offer you 3 images of your own choice, so you really cannot loose can you? Please also remember you are allowed to enter three projects but one of these must carry one of our products please. 
And here is the Card I created I hope you enjoy it


This little lady is called "Lollipop Princess" and you will find her here, I printed her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens, afterwards I used a Nestabilitie Die to cut her out and a fancy one for the mount our of pink card. The sentiment was one one I found in my stash and then mounted it onto a fancy diecut.
The base card is a 6.50"x 6.50" white card with a first mount out of pink card and the papers are also from The Paper Shelter and they are called "Birthday Cupcake" papers and you will find them here. I printed several of the papers and cut them into strips and used a Martha Steward Happy Birthday border punch down the edges then layered them up on my first layer.
I then placed my mounted image towards the left and the sentiment in the bottom right hand corner. To finish of I have used a couple of cupcake buttons down the right side in the top corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have for your inspiration and hopefully you to will take part in this "A Card for a Child" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://createsandmakes.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://lemonshortbreadchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://stampartpapel.com/category/comunidad/ 
http://sunnydaycrafting.blogspot.co.uk/ 
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/